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Barbara Sue McSpadden, age 74,

Barbara Sue McSpadden, age 74, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021. She was born in Strawberry, Arkansas to Roy and Erma Clair Walker on November 19, 1946.

A friend to everyone, Barbara was an angel on earth and blessed the lives of everyone she met. She loved cooking, traveling, fishing, and helping others. She worked for Cabot Public Schools for 28 years, ending her tenure at Southside Elementary. Barbara’s favorite thing to do was spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved God and was a faithful member of the Church of Christ.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents Roy and Erma Clair Walker; and brother Darrell Walker.

She will be missed by her husband Mickey McSpadden; children Kim Webb (Harry), Devin McSpadden (Kelly), and Glen McSpadden (Lisa); grandchildren Chris Emmons, Ashley Emmons, Max Webb, Tori Webb; Nathan McSpadden, Briana McSpadden, Bridget McSpadden, Natalie McSpadden; Josiah McSpadden, Caleb McSpadden, Jacob McSpadden, and Jeremiah McSpadden; siblings Shelia Oliver (Jerry) and Danny Walker (Helen); nieces, nephews, and countless friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 16, 2021 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Harrison Street Church of Christ in Batesville, Arkansas. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Harrison Street Church of Christ in Batesville.

Flowers can be sent to the Harrison Street Church of Christ, or donations can be made in lieu of flowers to:
Children’s Homes, Inc.
5515 Walcott Road
Paragould, AR 72450

Arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.  

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  • Rachel ( Melton ) brandon Posted July 13, 2021 5:05 PM

    Prayers for family. She always had a smile on her face and you knew she loved God and her family . So sorry for your loss .

  • Cross Posted July 13, 2021 5:16 PM

    Ralph and Lucy Cross

  • Laine Arnold Posted July 13, 2021 5:36 PM

    How do I start about someone who is an angel here on Earth as well as in heaven. She was a remarkable, classy, loving person I could go on and on with many adjectives left.I considered her a very close friend. Barbara always made you feel at ease no matter how you felt. I will greatly miss our talks on the phone. I love you so much Barbara.

  • Barbara Orr Posted July 13, 2021 5:46 PM

    I am so sorry! Love, hugs, and prayers for all.

  • Melanee Yielding Posted July 13, 2021 6:08 PM

    The world was a better place with Barbara in it, and I’m a better person to have known her. She was the sweetest, kindest person I’ve ever known, and I will miss her so much.

  • Sarra Petray Posted July 13, 2021 7:25 PM

    Ms. Barbara was the kindest woman and such an amazing example of Gods love. I am blessed to have known her. My thoughts and prayers for all of her family and friends.

  • Clara Nell Crews Posted July 13, 2021 7:35 PM

    I am praying for this sweet family during this time of sorrow. Heaven has an Angel that loved everyone. She will greatly missed.

  • Resa Bolin Posted July 13, 2021 7:40 PM

    I know anyone that knew Barb has so many sweet and special memories. She created treasures for all to hold dear to their heart. I will continue to pray for peace and comfort in the coming days.

  • Linda McNeill Posted July 14, 2021 12:29 AM

    My heart is broken! Barbara was truly an angel on earth! Wish I could have known her longer but the time I did spend with her was priceless. Mickey I will be praying for comfort for you and your family .

  • Jerry & Christina Burchfield Posted July 14, 2021 7:35 AM

    Mickey & Family: We are saddened by your loss. Barbara certainly came from a great Christian family heritage and she certainly added her own talents of service to that, always with that gentle spirit and quiet smile. Our prayers are for your peace during this difficult time.

  • Vicki Marshall Posted July 14, 2021 10:46 AM

    Truly, one of the loveliest women I have ever known, A friend, confidant, helper, Christian mentor, and a dedicated worker for others. Barbara, your legacy is be missed! Thank you for what you have meant to my family and my life. I love you.

  • Linda Willis Posted July 14, 2021 7:07 PM

    How do I describe my love for Barbara. We are the same age and cousins. Loved spending time with her when on vacations to Strawberry. She is one of the sweetest Christian people I’ve ever known. Always had good times with Barb. My heart is broken for all her family and will keep all in my prayers. Heaven is richer today. Miss you, Barb..

  • Jennifer Gann-Harbert Posted July 14, 2021 8:09 PM

    I love Mrs. McSpadden. I started Southside the first year it opened, I was in 1st grade. She always was so sweet and I always gave her a hug. Her smile was infectious. My kids also went to Southside and what a joy it was walking in to see Mrs. McSpadden as a mom, I always knew they were in good hands as long as she was in the office. She will be missed and she was so loved by so many. My deepest sympathy.

  • Rebecca White Posted July 15, 2021 4:54 AM

    Barbara was such a good example to me of being a Christian and serving God by serving others. I was blessed to have had the opportunity to know her and will miss her precious smile. Prayers for Mickey and family.

  • Norma Payne Posted July 15, 2021 6:22 PM

    Knowing Barbara means you were blessed by her kindness, helpfulness, and generosity. She brightened every room she entered. The staff, students,and parents of Southside Elementary in Cabot thought she hung the moon. If people had her caring spirit the world would have fewer problems. She was a dear friend and I miss.her.

  • Mardee Powers Posted July 17, 2021 9:34 AM

    Barbara was a most caring person even when facing open heart surgery she was still asking
    about how others were doing. She made working at Southside a great joy. Her faith in God was always first in her life. She brought so much joy to others and always had time to talk if you needed a friend. She was also full of pranks, which was a delight
    and made school fun for the teachers. What a legacy she leaves her family. I will miss talking to her. She was a great inspiration to me. She was truly loved by all who knew her.
    Mardee Powers

  • Susie Smith Posted July 17, 2021 12:55 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with Barbara’s family. She was truly a Saint and she will be missed so much by her family and all who knew her. Rest In Peace Sweet Lady,you have won your crown!

  • Jenny Martin Posted July 18, 2021 4:41 PM

    Sending love, prayers of peace and comfort to the whole family. Extra hugs to Ashley from her Florida family!!

  • Lyn Curtis Posted July 19, 2021 11:48 PM

    There are no words to convey my heartache for you, Mickey and kids. Remember how blessed we have all been to have had this angel on earth caring for all of us__especially her family. She’s still watching over you. What a fun, loving, giving spirit! My kids and I have so many memories from Southside and the great Halloweens! Barbara was an absolute blessing to all. She will be missed and remembered by so many more than her loving family. God bless

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